Friday, March 23, 2018

The Track-Tor is the fastest tractor in the world

The Top Gear team has set a new Guinness World Records title for Fastest Tractor. Led by Matt LeBlanc, and driven by The Stig, the Track-Tor -a modified high-speed tractor reached a speed 87.2mph on the set of Top Gear on Wednesday, March 14th.

Engineered at the Top Gear Agricultural Technology Centre, the ‘Track-tor’ is a 500-brake horsepower, Lamborghini-style orange-colored farming automotive Frankenstein powered by a 5.7 liter Chevy V8 engine and supported by 4-wheel brakes, adjustable air suspension and 54-inch tires. And in true Top Gear style, it’s also fitted with a push button start, a barometer and a Wellington boot and spade rack.

According to Jack Brockbank, Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator: “To see The Stig hurtle past me in a tractor at 87mph was surreal, but hugely impressive. Equally as impressive is the engineering expertise of the Top Gear team that made this possible – the combination of their skills makes for brilliant record-breaking fun.”

The Track-tor’s unique modifications:

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